If you haven’t heard, Citrus Lane is a monthly subscription for babies/kids aged newborn-5. It’s $29/month (less with longer term subscriptions) and includes a nice assortment of toys, books, snacks, toiletries, etc. Sometimes they even include a gift for mom. It’s by far one of my favorite boxes to open each month.
My girls are almost 2 and a half (how did that happen?!), so this box is geared towards that age.
Let’s see what’s in the box!
The info card. I somehow forgot to take any photos of the actual box or “first look”, but really, they all look the same anyway.
Beginner Puzzle from Petit Collage ($13.00) – I feel like we’ve gotten a puzzle like this before, but not this exact one. This set includes 4 different puzzles that grow with your child. They can start out with the 3-piece fish and once they’ve mastered that they move on to the 4-, 5-, and 6-piece puzzles. I’m loving the pet theme, since my kiddos are obsessed with anything kitty-related lately. (Yep, there’s gonna be a LOT of fights over that puzzle.)
Cuppies from JJ Rabbit (Green Frog) ($8.99) – This neat cup is designed to help toddlers transition from sippies to “grown up cups”. The cute frog sitting in the bottom will encourage kiddos to drink what’s inside in order to see their little friend. The cup is made from plant-based materials and is free of BPA, phthalates & PVC. It’s also top rack dishwasher safe.
Eco-Kids Eco-Dough (~$6.80) – An eco-friendly alternative to Play-Doh, this dough is made with all natural ingredients including flour, essential oils, and fruit & vegetable extracts. The containers are even made from cornstarch and are 100% compostable. We’ve used this in the past and the girls really enjoyed it, so I’m glad to have more.
Smarty Pants Gummy Vitamins (~$1.00?) – We got these in our other box this month and was kinda bummed to see them in this one too. I was hoping for a snack or something for mom. Since I’m raising my girls vegetarian and these contain gelatin, my husband ended up eating ’em.
Overall, this was a pretty decent box. Not all that exciting, but we’ll definitely use everything (minus the vitamins), so I’d say it’s a win. The total value of all the items (using Amazon prices) comes to roughly $30, which is right around the cost of the monthly subscription. Thankfully, I took advantage of one of their many sales and pay much less than the regular $29/month.
From now through February 28, you can save $10 on your first box when you use coupon code “BOX10OFF” at checkout. You can also get $5 off any shop purchase after you sign up if you use “SHOP5OFF” (expires 2/4). When that offer expires, you can check out my Latest Deals page for the newest offers!*As of December 2015, Citrus Lane is no longer in business. If you’re looking for an alternative, bluum is a great choice. — You can see my reviews of them here. With bluum, you can choose your own products and build your own box. They feature the same great brands, plus you can save $10 on your first month with coupon code MRVA286CCE.
Disclosure: I purchased this box on my own. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own. Post may contain affiliate/referral links. Amazon prices subject to change.